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Old 05-16-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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I have a 2001 Coach and would like to replace the plastic headlight covers. Does anyone know the manufacturer?Thanks
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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I have a 2001 Coach and would like to replace the plastic headlight covers. Does anyone know the manufacturer?Thanks
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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Bob, try this link or do a search under headlights on this forum.

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I question the need for these covers anyway. I have seen coaches with them removed and they don't have broken headlights. In fact the fog lights are positioned much lower and the factory did not protect these with covers. My covers are not only scratched but they mist up in damp weather which reduces the headlight efficiency enormously. I try not to drive much at night so this has never been a big issue with me.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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rit - The 2001 Alpine uses the headlights (and covers) from a 1999 BMW 540. Don't know the number but you can google headlights for it and find it listed in lots of places. By the way, the cover is an integral part of the headlight assembly.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:57 AM   #6
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rlt and Algoma:

The covers on your head lights can be polished back to clear with a plexiglass polishing and scratch remover kit, or just by using wet sand paper, very fine steel wool or compounds with the right grit. I've seen the discussion here, before, as well. Headlight discussion. Another headlight discussion.

Two sources for kits are aquarium stores and amazon.com (search: headlight scratch kit. Two appear). Home Depot, Pep Boys, and automotive paint supply shops also carry everything that is required.

The misting can be removed easily, too. On top of the light fixture (inside the slide) there is a cap that can be removed. Mine was stuck down pretty good, but enough of an opening that allowed moist air to enter and cloud it up.

You can take off the cap in the sun and let it dry, or put a dessicant packet in/over/suspended, etc. to remove the moisture. I happened to find ones that were part of the cap on a medicine bottle that worked great.

When done, reinstall the cap and then seal it with silicone (easily removed later, if needed).

Both jobs, together, take about an hour with all the right tools and supplies.
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for the all the info guys. I appreciate all your help

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Takepride,

Thanks for the tip. I went to Shucks today and got a bottle of Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish. Instructions indicate it works on both plastic and plexiglass. 10 oz bottle was $7.99. Spent about 15 min working on one cover and it makes quite a difference.
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